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>> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given n
, is the star that guides our forebearers through selma and stonewall. >> his words and kelly clarkson's voice and america singing. ♪ from every mountaintop, let freedom ring ♪ >> reporter: wow. beyonce didn't disappoint either. ♪ and the rockets >> reporter: from american. the poet, robert blanco. >> here the doors we open each day for each other saying hello, shalom, bon jour, howdy, namaste or buwaynon buenos dias. in every language, spoken in one wind, carried in our lives without prejudice as these words break from my lips. >> it was a day that even a president had to pause to take in. >> not a long look, though, because there was one last inaugural parade. the flags, the floats, the fans. and then one last inaugural walk. now, nothing but inaugural balls and four more years ahead. john berman, cnn, washington. >> and beyonce did in fact do an amazing star-spangled banner. >> quite a moment. >> the national anthem once again from beyonce. ♪ o say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes an
of the moments, kelly clarkson singing my country tist of thee. ♪ my country 'tis of thee land where my fathers died ♪ ♪ land of the pilgrims pride ♪ from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ and ring from all the trees ♪ sweet freedom's song ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i can't do that. >> kelly clarkson earlier today. just one of the many performers, including beyonce and of course james taylor, who we heard from earlier. piers. >> pretty amazing that someone can come off a reality show like "american idol" and perform an inauguration sayceremony. i hear from some people that the greatest star-spangled banner comes from whitney houston. i'm not so sure. i think beyonce today was about as good as you could get. let's bring in two musical experts, or every anchorman's nightmare because no one can tell who they are. julian castro and lucky castro. he wore his pin, so we know who is who. welcome to you both. let me start with you, if i may, julio. to all of the viewers saying, can i turn the noise down? no, i can't. that's the way it's going to be all night. it's a party. we're celebrating.
clarkson. bill clinton peeking out from behind the fantastic kelly clarkson as she was singing her rendition of "my country 'tis of thee." this may not have been intentional, but it was a great picture nonetheless. al roker got his wish during the inaugural parade. just watch him as he tries on the sidelines to get first the president's attention and then the vice president's attention. >> mr. president. mr. president. mr. president. how's it going? is the weather good? isn't it fantastic? mr. vice president. mr. vice president. hey, how you doing? come on. come on. they won't let you. yeah! all right! yes! yes! >> yes! a very, very happy al roker, and it makes us think about one of the most endearing moments of the inauguration parade. you've got to think back to 1989. willard scott who got a kiss from barbara bush. i'll tell you what, the only reason i know this is not that i remembered it, i just started working with this new guy who took on the first day of his job here at cnn today. he happens to have a lot to do with the former "today" show jack zucker. he's the new guy. we'r
talks about the inspiration of his poem, "one day." and we leave you with kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ to thee we sing >>> welcome back, everybody. she is the woman that tipped off the fbi to anonymous e-mails that led to the downfall of david petraeus. jill kelley gives an interview to howard kurtz. kelley went to the fbi when she got harassing e-mails traced back to paula broadwell. the investigation revealed that petraeus was having an affair. and then it looked into jill kelley and john allen. messages were described as potentially inappropriate. it was a big scandal. lots to get to this morning. howard kurtz, whose exclusive interview with jill kelley just posted on the daily beast. >> good morning. >> she talks to you black mail, threats. lay those out for us. specifically what was being black mailed? what kind of threats was jill kelley getting from paula broadwell? >> a very emotional interview. jill kelley talked about the nightmare her life has become and everything changed when they started receiving those anonymous e-mails we know were from paula
is beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. all will be sing october steps of the capitol. but it was another president who, by most accounts, first welcomed popular artists to the inauguration. >> i, john fitzgerald kennedy you do solemnly swear. >> the person who changed the nature of the inaugural music was john kennedy, avenues friend, many in hollywood, especially frank sin nat travel. sinatra came in and brought and co-produced one of the great shows of inauguration. >> the younger the president, the more we see a connection to pop culture and to music. kennedy, you have it. nixon, down the. jimmy carter, you have a huge connection, especially with the southern rock crowd. so, the allman brothers were in the white house. ♪ >> reporter: ray charles was among the many stars at president reagan's first inaugural gala. donna saunder the beach boys joined him for his second. george h. w. bush took the stage himself with guitar in hand at one of his inaugural balls. ♪ and bill clinton duetted with sex phonist clarence clemons in 1993, but what americans remember most w
at least from what we've heard confirmed from the other artists, kelly clarkson, james taylor, who were there, both of them sang live? >> my feeling is that the only reason to lip sync would be the fear of the cold weather and certainly the pressure of the event surrounding her. but it seemed not lip syncing to me. >> it seemed totally real. >> it seemed very real me. >> yeah, again, the u.s. marine band had indicated they didn't have time to do a live performance, that's why it was lip synced. beyonce has not commented, so we're not 100% sure. i have to say when i watched it, it was absolutely glorious, as i'm sure everyone would agree. i was amazed that she could sing like that with the cold and even with being beyonce, it's got to be kind of a nerve-racking moment. >> actually, using something like a backing track while artists are performing on live televised events is kind of standard at this point. so it's possible that she was using a backing track, by that i mean something that she prerecorded before the show and that she was singing along to live. whether that constitutes lip s
>> beyonce, james taylor, kelly clarkson. the stars set to rock the capital for the 2013 presidential inauguration. >>> happy friday. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with new details on that hostage situation developing in algeria. here is what we know right now. algerian state media reports 650 hostages have been freed. in fact, what you're looking at right here this is brand-new video we have gotten of some of these -- they're hugging, they're thrilled they're free. but some workers are still hiding out at the desert site. operations around the plant are reportedly still going on. and while many of the details on this situation still remain unclear, we are hearing from some of these hostages who made it through this incredible ordeal. >> very relieved. some of our colleagues are there at the moment. >> i feel safe at the moment. but i won't feel 100% happy until i'm back in the uk. and i see my family. my heart goes out to the guys that are still there and hopefully everyone comes home safe. at the end of the day, it is only work. no one should -- >> on
like james taylor, kelly clarkson and beyonce, followed by the parade. and it doesn't wrap up on monday. there is a prayer service on tuesday morning. a lot of folks wondering about the weather. quite cold this morning. but the forecast for monday is a low of 25, so it might be very, very chilly early on in that day, and a high of 40, which is around about the average for presidential inauguration days. in recent years. >> work on the weather for us, apt athena, make it warmer for monday morning. >>> on twitter, i don't know if you noticed i'm a fashionista, and i follow a lot of people in the fashion world. a moment, it went nuts, because michelle obama changed her hair. >> reporter: that's right. we know the first lady gets a lot of attention for her wardrobe. we don't know what she's going to wear on inauguration day sunday or monday, but we know from the twitter account that the first lady's office launched yesterday she has a new haircut. she has bang es now. i wonder if this will start a trend. we'll have to see. back to you. >> we'll see you monday. are bangs a big deal? >> kate
anyone else, and when they'd been playing any other song, kelly clarkson or any of the ruffles and flourishes or "hail to the chief" or any of the other marches they'd been doing, you know, they were loud and in your face. >> reporter: the marine band later released a statement, blaming a lack of rehearsal time. "there was no opportunity for ms. knowles-carter to rehearse with the band before the inauguration, so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event." >> it sounds that they were playing it safe, maybe? >> that's exactly right. they decided it was the safest option to use the pre-recorded version. they knew that they would have that nailed and knew that it would come out great, which it did. >> reporter: despite the comment from that band spokesman, who says that beyonce did not actually sing, marine band officials are now contradicting themselves, saying no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded. ♪ and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: what's less clear is why beyonc
. beyonce will be performing, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor. let's a lot to look forward today, a day of pomp and pageantry, parades. it is going to be a moving, historic day. the fourth time that president barack obama has taken the oath of office. two the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who
or may not have wiped a tear from his face. a second later he definitely winked. singer kelly clarkson's rendition of "my country 'tis of thee" got a one word review from senator chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: of course, there were a few media flubs. >> morgan freeman, i think. bill russell, i'm sorry. >> the freedom of every soul on earth. >> it continued. i stopped but it continued. welcome back to our -- welcome back to our
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